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  1. Dear Boquete Weather Watchers: I posted the data for July 2021 at the website Climate Section and a new Boquete Weather Watcher Update No.148 at this link. At the website is a link to help monitor the status of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Continue to do your best to be responsible and play it safe for yourself and others. Lloyd Cripe www.boqueteweather.com
  2. The July 29th BCP Community Chat: Luz Graciela Joly and the The Ngäbe Among Us The owners/administrators of the Chiriqui.Life (CL) website are pleased to announce the release of a video recording of the July 29th BCP "Community Chat" event that was held at the Biblioteca de Boquete. Retired Professor Luz Graciela Joly discusses the the Ngäbe history, culture, and language, etc. Luz is an anthropologist who, in 1990-91, was Director of Indigenous Policy, Ministry of Government, Republic of Panama. On 12 March 2021, she retired as Full Time Tenured Professor of Anthropology at the main campus in David of UNACHI -- Autonomous University of Chiriqui. She was assisted in her talk by Mitzity Tugri. Here is the link to this posting on CL, then scroll down: Membership on CL is ***not*** required in order to access this content. However, CL membership is free and opens up access to all of the content on CL. If you wish to register, click on the "Sign Up" icon in the upper right corner on the home page. Helpful hint: to get to the CL home page from anywhere on CL, just click on the masthead photo that displays at the top left of every page. Click Here for more information about CL. Bud Huber and Marcelyn Jandreau Owners/Administrators of Chiriqui.Life -- support@chiriqui.life Chiriqui.Life
  3. I've posted several short videos on YouTube, documenting actual drives in Boquete, to help people find places and how to get to them. The series is called ''Meet Me At.....'' and new videos will be added frequently. Click on a link for a real time drive, follow my YouTube channel for new trips and adventures. https://youtu.be/Nfor9bf_5oE https://youtu.be/ad9-O2XWmyg https://youtu.be/GOpZRmT9fEs https://youtu.be/o-hK03Vp_-8 fran hogan cell phone Panama (507) 6651-6129 - (Whatsapp is preferred) New Website Instagram Some Favorites
  4. Featured books at the Handicap Foundation book table at the Tap Out Tuesday market. Located by the back door. Most paperbacks are $1 and most hard covers are $2. Thousands more to choose from.
  5. Greetings to the Boquete Community from Milky Way Creame Many of you already know us from the BCP Tuesday market where we have offered our goat dairy products for over 8 years. For those of you who we haven’t yet had the pleasure of meeting, Milky Way is farmstead goat dairy and creamery right here in Boquete. Although the goats are our main focus, we also have other animals, as well as some vegetables and ornamental plants. Over the years, we’ve had fantastic results with our veggies and flowers by using a fertilizer that we've been producing ever since we started raising goats. Right now we’re offering it to the rest of the community. Our organic fertilizer is made using a mixture of fully composted (black soil), partially composted, and raw goat, duck, chicken, and green manure. The result is a mixture that's teeming with beneficial microorganisms that can support the growth of your plants for 6+ months. You can grow directly on it, or you can use it as the perfect soil amendment for your raised bed and potting mixes. The 50 lb. bag is $10. Piero will be in the Plaza San Francisco Plaza in Alto Boquete on Wednesday, August 4th between 10:00-10:30 A.M., ready to load up your vehicle. He will be parked across the street on the south side of the plaza. You will see our red Toyota SUV as you turn off the main road. If you are interested in purchasing a bag or have any questions, please let us know via email, or call Piero at 6481-6397. In other occasions we have sold out, so please do reserve or call us before you head out - we'd hate for you to waste a trip! Finally, if you are interested in purchasing a carload of bags (10-16), we offer complimentary delivery within the Boquete area. Testimonials are below. Best wishes to you all, Piero and Adriane “We have known Piero for several years and are quite impressed with his operation. Personally we love his goat milk and cheeses. We also utilize his composted manure to help grow our worms for their organic worm casing fertilizer. We feel he produces an excellent product and would encourage others to try it.” Ron Miller Finca Santa Marta I am an avid gardener and have used Piero's goat berries for the last 2 years. I usually spread them in early rainy season. The growth, vibrancy, health and flower production is fantastic. Far superior to anything I have used on the gardens in the 14 years I have lived here. Victoria Lee Appenzeller The Hacienda Bed and Breakfast “Piero's goat manure is a great addition to my organic garden. I've never had such great veggies in my life. Very rich in nutrients! I am very pleased and would recommend it to anyone who wants a super healthy garden.” Eric Christensen “Piero’s goat manure really makes a strong difference with my organic veggies, especially the carrots, cucumbers & tomatoes…It’s also extremely convenient & affordable for the results it produces.” Harreson R Mayers
  6. I'm trying to find out what Boquete is missing as far as food/ cuisine goes I would appreciate if you could take a few minutes to complete this short survey: WHAT DO YOU WISH FOR? Kindest Regards Justin de Klerk 66300302
  7. THIS CHAT IS FULL Click here or go to http://eventsboquete.org/reservations to be put on a waiting list for this or an encore chat
  8. View this email in your browser Table of Contents President's Letter Our New Treasurer Help Needed Data Base Project Coming Events Behind the Scenes Volunteers New Volunteers August Meeting Music Plus Meditation Chris's Corner - 4 Warning Signs of Melanoma Tree of Life BHH Policies Mission Statment Presidents Letter Our New Treasurer It is with great happiness that we all welcome Laurie Collier as interim Treasurer. Laurie, who served previously as Treasurer, Vice President and President, steps in for Merl Will-Wallace whom we are sad to see leave BHH and Boquete. Help Needed There are two other positions that will need to be filled starting in January, and your help is needed. President and Vice President. Both Lesley and Liz are stepping down. The job of Vice President is two-fold: Support the President and lead the Education Team. The Vice President will cover for the President when they are not available, will verify the Council Minutes and other tasks as the President requests. As Team Leader for the Education Team, the Vice President will arrange for the short medical trainings that happen during the General Meetings and help coordinate any other educational trainings that we provide (CPR, for example). The job of President is to lead the organization: prepare agendas for the Council Meetings and General Meetings, make sure the various Teams have what they need to be effective, provide vision and leadership for the organization, assist in the preparation of the Newsletter and encourage volunteers. The job is not extremely challenging and does not require many hours per week. The best part is that the Council, Team Leaders and volunteers are ALWAYS willing to help and offer support and advice. If you are interested in helping out with either of these posts, please contact Lesley to arrange a meeting to discuss further. lesleyahughes@gmail.com Database Project After much discussion, it was decided to expand the project and move it from Excel to Access. A consultant has been hired who will work with us to make a more robust system. It is hoped that the new system will be up and running by October. Coming Events: Blood Drive – October 9 Volunteer Appreciation Lunch - December 1 Art Auction Febuary 4 - 6 "Behind the Scenes Volunteers” Thank you! Those who volunteer with BHH are truly amazing. If you remember last December’s newsletter, the list went on and on. Or look at the roots and trunk of our Tree of Life. Another of our volunteers that is always working to make sure that our General Meetings and special events flow smoothly is Cat Vann. Cat has led the Logistics branch of the Ambassador Team for many years. She arrives early to set up the chairs and tables, makes sure that the walk-through mat, thermometer and alcohol gel are available and that, if needed, the sound system is set up. Cat is also involved with the veterinary clinics, so she has shown her heart is geared for helping everyone (people or pets). BHH is extremely fortunate to have Cat as one of our wonderful volunteers. New Volunteers BHH welcomes Kim Doherty and Sandra Cripe to the BEING PREPARED Team! The July 21st Workshop guided 35 attendees through the step-by-step process of getting your affairs in order. It is never to late the get started. Being Prepared Guides are available at our BHH Tap Out Tuesday Market table and Mailboxes, Etc. For a $10 donation. August Meetings The BHH Council Meeting will be held on August 4 at 10:00 a.m. via zoom. The BHH General Meeting will be held on August 11 at 1:00 p.m. It will be a zoom only meeting. Music Plus Meditation What happens when two popular stress-reduction, relaxation and wellness techniques are combined? Research indicates a synergistic effect. This month, the Magic of Music Team takes a deep dive into music-based relaxation and stress-management using mindfulness meditation. The article includes a simple four-step method that you can use to try this out for yourself! Included are links to videos produced by the Magic of Music Team to guide your exploration of music-based meditation. Full Article Guided Meditation This section will contain an interesting article that we found on the web with a teaser, so you can see if you want to click through. Many places want you to sign up for their mailing list; however, we only choose links that let you bypass the sign up. Later, if you like the site, you can choose to sign up, but not necessary just to read the article. 4 Warning Signs of Melanoma That Are Easy to Miss This dangerous skin cancer can take on odd forms and pop up in unexpected places Nearly 100,000 Americans are diagnosed with melanoma each year, making it one of the most common types of cancer in the U.S., especially among older adults who have endured decades of sun exposure and whose immune systems aren't as robust as they once were. And while melanoma can be deadly, it is highly curable if caught early. Do you know what to look for? The hallmarks of melanoma are asymmetrical or rough-looking moles that are not defined by a border. A spot on the skin that continues to grow in size or change is another indication, and a once-monthly body scan is an easy way to keep tabs on any of these concerning characteristics. But there are also some more unusual signs that could signal the presence of the skin cancer. "Melanoma is such a rule breaker,” says Elizabeth Buchbinder, M.D., an oncologist at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston and an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School. Little moles can cause big trouble, and new spots can grow and spread quickly, she adds. “And so knowing what to look out for, it's super important.” Here are four warning signs of melanoma you need to know about so that no spot goes unnoticed. Go to full article About the Tree of Life The tree was created to honor our donors and volunteers. The roots are volunteers, the trunk is the council, the leaves are people who have donated $100 or more. The two color leaves are people who have donated for two years. The flowers are business sponsors who donate $100 or more every year. The Lilies are new. They are memorials to people who have passed. Family or friends have donated $200 or more to honor them. Add your leaf or flower or Lily. Click the button to make our tree grow. Thank you. Donate Click Here to Enlarge Tree Many Thanks to Our New and Repeat Donors Davia & Adam Weiner Over the past year there have been questions about WHY Boquete Health and Hospice was doing things in a certain way. The policies of the organization have now been posted on our website. There is a link at the bottom of the home page or you can go to the “More” page to read them or download a PDF version. The policies will be updated as needed. View BHH Policies Our Mission Our mission is to provide palliative care for the terminally ill in order that they may experience death with dignity and limited pain; to inform and promote community health; and, to support people with health and wellness needs by providing information, equipment and volunteer services. To Make a Donation BHHF functions with donations provided by the community. If you are interested in supporting the work we do, please make a donation. To make a financial contribution by check or cash contact Merl Will-Wallace,our treasurer,at dharma49@icloud.com to arrange a time and place to pick up your donation. You can also click here to make an online Paypal donation. For more information visit our website: http://www.boquetehealth.org We also have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/boqueteheartshandsandhelp/?ref=bookmarks Please Like our page and share the contents with your family and friends. Confidentiality All patient information shared with any Boquete Health and Hospice volunteer is kept in the strictest confidence. To Contact Us Hospice/Health: (507) 6781-9250 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday, 9am to 1pm Saturday and Sunday Please! Blood Donor Program: WhatApp (507)-6590-2000 or call (507)-6781-9250 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday, 9am to 1pm Saturday and Sunday, Please. Email: info@boquetehealth.org Freely send this to anyone, use any part. Our mailing address is: info@boquetehealth.org Thank you
  9. A somatic movement, is one which is performed consciously with the intention of focusing on the internal experience of the movement rather than the external appearance or result of the movement. Somatic Movement Flow Classes- Integrate Exercises from Pilates, Clinical Somatics & other Somatic Movement Modalities to not only strengthen and stretch, but to align, integrate & coordinate the total body through slow, small, gentle, fluid and thoughtful therapeutic movements. Classes are designed for students who are committed to working on bringing awareness to and soothing problem areas through what Clinical Somatics refers to as "Pandiculation"- an effective way to reduce pain, restore whole body symmetry and good posture. Class objectives are to experience fluidity of movement though the total body, reduce pain, feel great and have fun! About the Instructor- Suzanne Clare has been a devotee & instructor of exercise for over 30 years. She is a Certified Mat & Ball Pilates Instructor, a Certified Integrative Yoga Therapist, former Personal Trainer and a Fl. State Licensed Massage Therapist. A year ago mid- August, Suzanne, slipped in a puddle on a patch of slime, cracked her kneecap and needed surgery. Fortunately, she has restored her movement abilities extremely well. Ms. Clare feels she owes her success to the addition of Clinical Somatics & Somatic Movement Exercises into her exercise regime. Now, she would like to share her latest passion with other exercises from her diverse background with students who want to reduce pain, restore whole body movement and relearn natural ease of motion.Through a whole body range of Somatic Movement Exercises, Suzanne not only restored her knee but undid the back & hip inflammation she had experienced prior to her accident. "More centered, I feel as though I'm walking better, and am less vulnerable to slipping...a great and necessary skill to have in Boquete." Student Comment- "I’ve been actively exercising in one form or another since relocating to Boquete from the US. Building upon my experiences at the US Naval Academy, I’ve done cross country running, swimming, Pilates, Zumba, several types of yoga, mountain hiking (still do this) and now Somatics. Each has its place and function, however the only one that puts it all together for the whole body in a gentle non-injurious way is Somatics. In the short time I’ve done Somatics my hiking stamina & speed has increased. I highly recommend Somatics from Suzanne Clare for those who want a life of enhanced, pain-free quality with a feeling of health & control. I feel Somatics is the ultimate – but not the only – activity one must embrace for a healthy life; an aerobic activity such as dancing, running, biking or hiking is recommended as an adjunct to Somatics. Somatics is a viable solution for anyone with problems with specific body parts such as neck, back, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, etc. I particularly like the freedom to vary and alter the exercises to suit the individual and keep it interesting. - Roger Imerman, Leader- Hike Boquete Private Classes are at a central location in Bajo Boquete. Mat exercises are done on a futon with 2 extra thick, extra wide exercise mats on a platform at a convenient height. Classes may also utilize wall stretches, standing and stretchy band exercises & possibly chair movements. The first class is $20, followed by one class a week [or less often] for $20, and 2 or 3 classes per week are $15 each; to be paid once weekly. Private Classes focus on specific problem areas of the student in addition to giving him or her an experience of how the whole body is intercon-nected. Audio and/or written instructions are emailed to help one recollect the exercises given so to practice movements in-between sessions. To inquire or for registration, please email Suzanne at suzeclare@gmail.com Looking forward to Flowing with You Soon!
  10. The July 22nd BCP Community Chat: Milagros Sánchez Pinzón and the Unique History of Boquete The owners/administrators of the Chiriqui.Life (CL) website are pleased to announce the release of a video recording of the July 22nd BCP "Community Chat" event that was held at the Biblioteca de Boquete. Milagros Sánchez Pinzón discusses the interesting and unique history of Boquete from its beginning through the year 2000. Milagros used many presentation slides that provided insight into local history as well as those persons who helped create it. Her talk was in Spanish, but translated in real time by Luz Graciela Joly, Ph.D., and Director of Indigenous Policy at Unachi University in David. Here is the link to this posting on CL, then scroll down: Membership on CL is ***not*** required in order to access this content. However, CL membership is free and opens up access to all of the content on CL. If you wish to register, click on the "Sign Up" icon in the upper right corner on the home page. Helpful hint: to get to the CL home page from anywhere on CL, just click on the masthead photo that displays at the top left of every page. Click Here for more information about CL. Bud Huber and Marcelyn Jandreau Owners/Administrators of Chiriqui.Life -- support@chiriqui.life Chiriqui.Life
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